Workforce development took center state this week when the Quick Start to Semiconductor training program was featured on KGW TV’s “Hello, Rose City!” show. The segment aired as part of the show’s “Made for This” series, which focuses on career options that don’t require a traditional education.
The segment featured Patty Mfoloe, a graduate of the program who now works for Intel as a manufacturing technician, and Jesse Aronson, workforce investment manager for Worksystems. You can view it here.
The Quick Start program – a partnership between Worksystems, Intel, and Portland Community College – is an intensive, 10-day training program that prepares students for entry-level positions as chip fabricators.
The course is designed to give students an introduction to semiconductor manufacturing concepts, processes, and hands-on applications. It includes electrical theory, circuits, schematics, hand tools, safety, clean room protocols, model-based problem solving, lean manufacturing, vacuum technology, and troubleshooting. Training content will be delivered via lectures, demonstrations, labs, and homework.
To learn more about the Quick Start program, visit https://www.pcc.edu/opportunity-center/jobs/worksource/. Women, people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, and people from low-income and rural communities are encouraged to apply.